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Academy 1:48 F-111F Aardvark

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Outstanding! Really puts my "Whispering Death" to shame!

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Awesome job Benner, another one nicely done. LOVE the F-111.

Steve

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after building 4 other kits, it's back to working on the aardvark

next step, to finish off the canopy

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WOW, Benner its always been a pleasure watching your builds come to life. Cant wait to see her all finished up!

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Yes! Looks awesome. I have an E in the stash I'm hoping to build soon. Can't wait to see more.

What's been the biggest hurdle for this?

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Yes! Looks awesome. I have an E in the stash I'm hoping to build soon. Can't wait to see more.

What's been the biggest hurdle for this?

biggest hurdle, with any long build ... motivation. :) My next build is going to be shake'n'bake build.

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Is there a shake and bake Desert Storm kit?

well, like any modeler, it all depends on what you're happy with. For me, at 1:48 F-111 builds, the answer is "no" ;)

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I was meaning for your next build haha

in that case, yes, I'm using the AFV kit to build a Saudi F-5E. No resin required :)

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trying to finally finish this build this week, dry fit of the scratch bomb bay door

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after a long hiatus, building other kits, clearing my dad's house, moving into my own house ... this model is essentially done.

glued on the last few antennas, crew doors. Will add wheel chocks and take better pics later

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Masterpiece! Please tell your secret of opening the canopy. I only manage to destroy mine.

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Masterpiece! Please tell your secret of opening the canopy. I only manage to destroy mine.

Thanks

Not much of a secret. Just take your sharp hobbyknife and gently press along the panel line you want to cut. With each pass, you cut a little deeper. When it's close to cutting through, cut from the other side of the plastic too.

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after a long hiatus, building other kits, clearing my dad's house, moving into my own house ... this model is essentially done.

glued on the last few antennas, crew doors. Will add wheel chocks and take better pics later

21kza04.jpg

What a zinger!

A great result and far, far better looking than the terrible HB kit,

cheers,

Pappy

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Thanks

Not much of a secret. Just take your sharp hobbyknife and gently press along the panel line you want to cut. With each pass, you cut a little deeper. When it's close to cutting through, cut from the other side of the plastic too.

Thanks. That's the method I've tried several times and haven't yet been successful with. The Vark looks way more menacing with those open canopies.

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